When the Smithereens Meet the Beatles

Great piece on NJ.com and in the Star-Ledger this morning about Jerseys-own Smithereens playing a Beatles Fest in Secaucus this March.

Those not familiar with the band, they had several hits in the mid-1980s but were about 10 years before their time. Headed by Pat DiNizio,who according to the article still makes his home in Scotch Plains, the band made it’s name playing grungy-pop tunes like “Blood and Roses” that were influential on the Seattle grunge scene that would take off a decade later.

The band has a new album “Meet the Smithereens,” a tribute the Beatles early classic. According to the story, the band will play the entire album at the show in Secaucus as well as some of their own hits.

The festival is March 16-18 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Secaucus.

The Smithereens perform March 17 and door tickets are $45 that day only.

Visit www.thefestforbeatlesfans.com or call (866) 843-3378 for ticket info.

Glad to see these guys are still kicking around.

JC

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